Mongolian President Kh.Battulga has invited Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg to participate in the International Youth Green Games. The event will be held on 13-19 September, 2020 and will be hosted by Ulaanbaatar.
The President met Greta during the World Economic Forum which is taking place at the Swiss resort of Davos.
The International Youth Green Games is expected to welcome over 4000 athletes from 195 UN member countries. Athletes will be aged up to 18.
The sports programme is composed of archery, athletics, basketball 5×5 and 3×3, chess, climbing, cricket, e-sports, fencing, football, jujitsu, judo, kurash, sambo, shooting, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, volleyball and wrestling. There will be other categories incorporated into the sports programme: Paralympic – athletics and basketball; Special Olympics – chess and fencing; Deaflympics – judo and volleyball.
The main purpose of the games is to introduce through sports the United Nations ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ to young people who are the future of the planet.